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Lineages of Despotism and DevelopmentBritish Colonialism and State Power$
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Matthew Lange

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780226470689

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226470702.001.0001

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Comparing British Colonialism

Comparing British Colonialism

Testing the Generalizability of Colonial State Legacies

(p.169) 8 Comparing British Colonialism
Lineages of Despotism and Development

Matthew Lange

University of Chicago Press

This chapter evaluates explores the generalizability of the findings from the in-depth case studies through several more abbreviated case studies of former British colonies. It analyzes eleven additional former British colonies to determine the institutional mechanisms that influenced postcolonial development. These include Hong Kong, Barbados and Malaysia. The findings confirm that indirect rule is strongly and negatively related to broad-based development.

Keywords:   former British colonies, institutional mechanism, postcolonial development, Hong Kong, Barbados, Malaysia, indirect rule

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